My mom is 66y old and she was diagnosed a week ago with sideroblastic anemia(see below the results from the blood and bone marrow analisis) .
She worked many years in a hospital laboratory for medical analisis where benzene was a substance they used frecquently, so from what I´ve read it may be the cause of this anemia. On the other way, she stopped working there 13 years ago, so why now this anemia ?
In 2011 she had some blood analisis and the results were ok, and this year after she had an infection treated with doxaciline they discovered low blood cells levels. She doesnt have extreme symptoms, only sometimes dizzines, fatique.
The doctor gave her for treatment B12, IRON and folic acid.The quantity of iron is very small, and the reason of the doctor was to force the body to insert the iron in the red blood cells.
- IS it OK to TAKE iron once she has already enough iron in the body, is this treatment good ? I`ve read on the internet that the mild anemias are treated with piridoxine , folic acid, maybe some erytropietin to help generate red blood cell..etc., but nowhere it says to take iron.
My fear is that if the treatment it is maybe wrong this type of anemia misstreated leads to SMD and it´s worst then.
OR, do you think this type of anemia can´t emerge into SMD?
RESULTS from blood& bone marrow
Hemoleucograma din data de 21.08.2013:
Leucocite: 5.46x1031pL Trombocite:311 xiO34iL Eritrocite: 2.59x1064tL
Hb: 9.5gIdL VEM: 106.91 CHEM: 34.3g/dL HEM: 36.7pg
Formula leucocitara: ne 36.7, eo 0.5, ba 0.5, 1m 51.5, mo 10.8, normoblasti 11200
Observation: neutrofile hipogranulare; anizomacrocitoza; reticulocite 2O%o
Aspirat efectuat din os de consistenta normala
Probe examinate: frotiuri medulare, grunji striviti cu celularitate foarte bogata
Counted cells: 500
Seria eritroida: hiperplazica, 45%, deviata la stanga si macro-megaloblastic in proportie de aprox.60%; prezente elemente cudeficit dehemoglobinizare, numeroase insule eritroblastice
Seria granulocitara:47%; aprox. 70% from the elements are hipo-agranulare
Seria megacariocitara:. prezent, without evident displazic modifications
Coloratie Peris: sideroblasti tip 1 — 5%; tip 2 — 10%, inelani — 70 %; prezente macrofage w
CONCLUSION: The aspect of the bone marrow sugerate a sideroblastic anemia, in a clinic and paraclinic context different from a SMD
WBC 5.46 [10"3/uL] ( 3_50- 11.00)
RBC 2.59 - [10"6/uL] ( 4.00 - 5.20)
HGB 9.5 - [g/dL]V ( 12.0- 16.0)
HCT 27.7 - [%] ( 36.0 - 46.0)
MCV 106.9 + [fL] ( 800- 100.0)
MCH 36.7 + [pg] ( 200- 34.0) f
MCHC 34.3 [g/dL] ( 32.0- 36.0) ‘
PLT 311 [10"3/uL] - ( 150 - 450)
RDW-SD 58.0 + [fL] ( 37.0- 54.0) ‘
RDW-CV 17.0 + [%]b ( 11.0 - 16.0)
PDW 12.3 [fL] ( 9.0 - 17.0) ‘
MPV 10.5 [fL] ‘ ( 9.0 - 13.0) ‘
P-LCR 28.0 [%] ( 13.0 - 43.0) ;
PCT 0.33 [%] ( 0.17- 0.35)
NEUT 2.00 [10"3/uL] 36.7 - [%] ( 2.00- 7.00) ( 56.0- 68.0) ‘
LYMPH 2.81 [10"3/uL] 51.5 + [%] ( 1.50- 4.00) ( 20.0- 40.0) .
Please, can anybody help?